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 User PPP Connections

"First of all, let's review a basic concept from the Clueless User's Guide series: everything on the Open Source computer is a file. In your /dev (device) folder is kept all sorts of "devices" which are linked there as files. A "device" may be nothing more than a particular protocol by which the kernel communicates to the hardware. During the lesson on Initial Setup, we talked about making sure the firewall had matching entries for ppp0 and tun0. Each of those is a protocol linked in your /dev folder. When you use KPPP to connect to the Internet, it uses the ppp0 device."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Oct 13, 2004 )


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